Notice of Creation of U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue, 63285-63286 [E6-18077]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 209 / Monday, October 30, 2006 / Notices 351.214(d)(1), and based on information on the record, we are initiating new shipper reviews for Anhui Tongxin, Huoshan NTGF, Jingdezhen Garay, and Shanghai Now Again. See Memoranda to the File through James C. Doyle, New Shipper Initiation Checklists, (October 23, 2006). We intend to issue the preliminary results of this review not later than 180 days after the date on which this review was initiated, and the final results of this review within 90 days after the date on which the preliminary results were issued. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(A), the POR for a new shipper review, initiated in the month immediately following the annual anniversary month, will be the one year period immediately preceding the annual anniversary month. Therefore, the POR for the new shipper reviews of Anhui Tongxin, Huoshan NTGF, Jingdezhen Garay, and Shanghai Now Again will be September 1, 2005, through August 31, 2006. It is the Department’s usual practice in cases involving non–market economies to require that a company seeking to establish eligibility for an antidumping duty rate separate from the country–wide rate provide evidence of de jure and de facto absence of government control over the company’s export activities. Accordingly, we will issue questionnaires to Anhui Tongxin, Huoshan NTGF, Jingdezhen Garay, and Shanghai Now Again, including a separate rates section. The reviews will proceed if the responses provide sufficient indication that Anhui Tongxin, Huoshan NTGF, Jingdezhen Garay, and Shanghai Now Again are not subject to either de jure or de facto government control with respect to their exports of freshwater crawfish tail meat. However, if the exporter does not demonstrate the company’s eligibility for a separate rate, then the company will be deemed not separate from the PRC–wide entity, which exported during the POI. An exporter unable to demonstrate the company’s eligibility for a separate rate would hence not meet the requirements of section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(I) of the Act and its new shipper review will be rescinded. See, e.g., Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review and Rescission of New Shipper Reviews: Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People’s Republic of China, 69 FR 53669 (September 2, 2004) and Brake Rotors From the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of Second New Shipper Review and Final Results and Partial Rescission of First Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 64 FR 61581 (November 12, 1999). VerDate Aug<31>2005 02:16 Oct 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 Interested parties that need access to proprietary information in these new shipper reviews should submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306. This initiation and notice are in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(a)) and 19 CFR 351.214. Dated: October 23, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–18177 Filed 10–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–875 Non–Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 30, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eugene Degnan, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0414. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On May 25, 2006, the Department published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of the second administrative review on non–malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). See Non– Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 30116 (May 25, 2006) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). On September 12, 2006, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice extending the time limit for the final results of the administrative review from September 22, 2006, to October 23, 2006. See Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Non–Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China, 71 FR 53661 (September 12, 2006). The final results PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63285 of this administrative review are currently due no later than October 23, 2006. Extension of Time Limit of Final Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), requires the Department to issue final results within 120 days of the date on which the preliminary results are published. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the extend the 120-day period to a maximum of 180 days. Completion of the final results of this review within the 120-day period is not practicable because the Department needs additional time to evaluate the arguments and issues raised by the petitioners and respondents in their respective case briefs and rebuttal briefs. Because it is not practicable to complete this review within the time specified under the Act, we are extending the time period for issuing the final results of review an additional 19 days to 169 days, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Therefore, the final results will be due no later than November 10, 2006. This notice is published pursuant to sections 751(a) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: October 19, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–18178 Filed 10–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Creation of U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce and the Iraqi Ministry of Trade have established the U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue (Business Dialogue or Dialogue). This notice announces membership opportunities for American representatives to join the U.S. section of the Dialogue. DATES: Applications must be received no later than December 5, 2006. ADDRESSES: Please send requests for consideration to Ms. Susan Hamrock, Director, Iraq Investment and Reconstruction Task Force, U.S. E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 63286 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 209 / Monday, October 30, 2006 / Notices Department of Commerce, either by fax on 202–482–0980 or by mail to U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Mail Stop 3868, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Aaron Kleiner, Office of the Middle East, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2029–B, Washington, DC 20230. Phone: 202–482–2680. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of Commerce and the Iraqi Ministry of Trade established the Dialogue as a bilateral forum to facilitate private sector business growth in Iraq and to strengthen trade and investment ties between the United States and Iraq. During Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez’s visit to Iraq in July 2006, he joined Iraqi Minister of Trade Dr. Abd-al-Falah al-Sudani in signing the Joint Statement on Commercial Cooperation, which formally provided for the establishment of the Dialogue. In their next meeting in September 2006, the Secretary and the Minister approved and signed the Terms of Reference for the Dialogue. The U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Iraqi Minister of Trade will co-chair the Dialogue. The Dialogue will consist of a U.S. Section and an Iraqi Section. Each Section will consist of approximately 10 members from the private sector, representing the views and interests of the private sector business community. Each Party will appoint the members to its respective Section. The Sections will provide advice and counsel to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Iraqi Ministry of Trade that reflect private sector views, needs, and concerns regarding private sector business development in Iraq and enhanced bilateral commercial ties that could form the basis for expanded trade between the United States and Iraq. The Dialogue will exchange information and encourage bilateral discussions that address the following areas: — Factors that affect the growth of private sector business in Iraq, including disincentives to trade and investment and regulatory obstacles to job creation and investment growth; — Initiatives that the Government of Iraq might take, such as enacting, amending, enforcing, or repealing laws and regulations, to promote private sector business growth in Iraq; — Promotion of business opportunities in both Iraq and the United States, and identification of opportunities for U.S. and Iraqi firms to work together; and — Attracting U.S. businesses to opportunities in Iraq and serving as a VerDate Aug<31>2005 02:16 Oct 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 catalyst for Iraqi private sector growth. The U.S. Section of the Dialogue will consist of approximately 10 members from the private sector. The members will represent a cross-section of American business with an emphasis, to the extent possible, on agribusiness and food processing, financial services, construction and housing, information technology, and manufacturing industries. Members will serve in a representative capacity representing the views and interests of their particular industries. Members are not special government employees, and will receive no compensation for their participation in Dialogue activities. Only appointed members may participate in official Dialogue meetings; substitutes and alternates will not be designated. Section members serve for three-year terms, but may be reappointed. U.S. Section members serve at the discretion of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The U.S. Department of Commerce is currently seeking candidates for membership on the U.S. Section of the Dialogue. Candidates will be evaluated based on: their interest in the Iraqi market; export/investment experience; contribution to diversity based on size of company, geographic location, and sector; and ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which the Business Dialogue will be active. In order to be eligible for membership in the U.S. section, potential candidates shall be: —A U.S. citizen residing in the United States, or able to travel to the United States or other location to attend official Business Dialogue meetings; —The President or CEO (or comparable level of responsibility) of a private sector company; if the company is very large, the head of a sizeable operating unit of that company; or the head of a non-profit entity, such as a trade or industry association, who possesses unique technical expertise, an outstanding reputation, and the ability to provide counsel with respect to private sector business development in Iraq; and — Not a registered foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended. Members will be selected on the basis of who best will carry out the objectives of the Business Dialogue as stated in the Terms of Reference establishing the Dialogue. Recommendations for appointment will be made to the Secretary of Commerce. All candidates will be notified of whether they have been selected. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 To be considered for membership, please submit the following information as instructed in the ADDRESSES and DATES captions above: Name(s) and title(s) of the individual(s) requesting consideration; name and address of company or non-profit entity to be represented; size of the company or non-profit entity; description of relevant product, service, or technical expertise; size of company’s export trade, investment, and/or international program experience; nature of operations or interest in Iraq; and a brief statement of why the candidate should be considered, including information about the candidate’s ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which the Business Dialogue will be active. Dated: October 24, 2006. Susan Hamrock, Director, Iraq Investment and Reconstruction Task Force. [FR Doc. E6–18077 Filed 10–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 102306F] Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene public meetings. DATES: The meetings will be held November 13–17, 2006. ADDRESSES: These meeting will be held at the San Luis Resort, 5222 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77550. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne E. Swingle, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Council Wednesday, November 15, 2006 8:30 a.m. The Council will begin to review the agenda, minutes, and appointment of members to management committees. E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


 Notice of Creation of U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce and the Iraqi Ministry of 
Trade have established the U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue (Business 
Dialogue or Dialogue). This notice announces membership opportunities 
for American representatives to join the U.S. section of the Dialogue.

DATES: Applications must be received no later than December 5, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Please send requests for consideration to Ms. Susan Hamrock, 
Director, Iraq Investment and Reconstruction Task Force, U.S.

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Department of Commerce, either by fax on 202-482-0980 or by mail to 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Mail 
Stop 3868, Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Aaron Kleiner, Office of the 
Middle East, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2029-B, Washington, DC 
20230. Phone: 202-482-2680.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of Commerce and the 
Iraqi Ministry of Trade established the Dialogue as a bilateral forum 
to facilitate private sector business growth in Iraq and to strengthen 
trade and investment ties between the United States and Iraq. During 
Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez's visit to Iraq in July 2006, 
he joined Iraqi Minister of Trade Dr. Abd-al-Falah al-Sudani in signing 
the Joint Statement on Commercial Cooperation, which formally provided 
for the establishment of the Dialogue. In their next meeting in 
September 2006, the Secretary and the Minister approved and signed the 
Terms of Reference for the Dialogue.
    The U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Iraqi Minister of Trade will 
co-chair the Dialogue. The Dialogue will consist of a U.S. Section and 
an Iraqi Section. Each Section will consist of approximately 10 members 
from the private sector, representing the views and interests of the 
private sector business community. Each Party will appoint the members 
to its respective Section. The Sections will provide advice and counsel 
to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Iraqi Ministry of Trade that 
reflect private sector views, needs, and concerns regarding private 
sector business development in Iraq and enhanced bilateral commercial 
ties that could form the basis for expanded trade between the United 
States and Iraq. The Dialogue will exchange information and encourage 
bilateral discussions that address the following areas:
-- Factors that affect the growth of private sector business in Iraq, 
including disincentives to trade and investment and regulatory 
obstacles to job creation and investment growth;
-- Initiatives that the Government of Iraq might take, such as 
enacting, amending, enforcing, or repealing laws and regulations, to 
promote private sector business growth in Iraq;
-- Promotion of business opportunities in both Iraq and the United 
States, and identification of opportunities for U.S. and Iraqi firms to 
work together; and
-- Attracting U.S. businesses to opportunities in Iraq and serving as a 
catalyst for Iraqi private sector growth.

    The U.S. Section of the Dialogue will consist of approximately 10 
members from the private sector. The members will represent a cross-
section of American business with an emphasis, to the extent possible, 
on agribusiness and food processing, financial services, construction 
and housing, information technology, and manufacturing industries. 
Members will serve in a representative capacity representing the views 
and interests of their particular industries. Members are not special 
government employees, and will receive no compensation for their 
participation in Dialogue activities. Only appointed members may 
participate in official Dialogue meetings; substitutes and alternates 
will not be designated. Section members serve for three-year terms, but 
may be reappointed. U.S. Section members serve at the discretion of the 
U.S. Department of Commerce.
    The U.S. Department of Commerce is currently seeking candidates for 
membership on the U.S. Section of the Dialogue. Candidates will be 
evaluated based on: their interest in the Iraqi market; export/
investment experience; contribution to diversity based on size of 
company, geographic location, and sector; and ability to initiate and 
be responsible for activities in which the Business Dialogue will be 
active.
    In order to be eligible for membership in the U.S. section, 
potential candidates shall be:

--A U.S. citizen residing in the United States, or able to travel to 
the United States or other location to attend official Business 
Dialogue meetings;
--The President or CEO (or comparable level of responsibility) of a 
private sector company; if the company is very large, the head of a 
sizeable operating unit of that company; or the head of a non-profit 
entity, such as a trade or industry association, who possesses unique 
technical expertise, an outstanding reputation, and the ability to 
provide counsel with respect to private sector business development in 
Iraq; and
-- Not a registered foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration 
Act of 1938, as amended.

    Members will be selected on the basis of who best will carry out 
the objectives of the Business Dialogue as stated in the Terms of 
Reference establishing the Dialogue. Recommendations for appointment 
will be made to the Secretary of Commerce. All candidates will be 
notified of whether they have been selected.
    To be considered for membership, please submit the following 
information as instructed in the ADDRESSES and DATES captions above: 
Name(s) and title(s) of the individual(s) requesting consideration; 
name and address of company or non-profit entity to be represented; 
size of the company or non-profit entity; description of relevant 
product, service, or technical expertise; size of company's export 
trade, investment, and/or international program experience; nature of 
operations or interest in Iraq; and a brief statement of why the 
candidate should be considered, including information about the 
candidate's ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in 
which the Business Dialogue will be active.

    Dated: October 24, 2006.
Susan Hamrock,
Director, Iraq Investment and Reconstruction Task Force.
[FR Doc. E6-18077 Filed 10-27-06; 8:45 am]
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